Monthly Archives: January 2015

New Forest: searching for ponies and finding litter

One of the great benefits of being a commoner is getting to explore the heathland and woods in search of my ponies. No matter what time of year the New Forest is a place of breath taking scenic beauty. The … Continue reading

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New Forest: gorse cutting provides a pony’s ‘ready meal’

I recently received a call from a commoning friend of mine who told me that the Forestry Commission was cutting the gorse bushes at Godshill. I was urged to go and have a look at a curious sight. Sure enough … Continue reading

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New Forest: the perils of ponies living wild

My ponies have gone back out on the Open Forest (January 2015). For a while now they have been indicating┬áthat they have had enough of being kept on the holding. They have seemed restless and impatient to be back out … Continue reading

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